- Released: August 26, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Hip-O Records
- 1.All This Love
- 2.Love Me In A Special Way
- 3.Stay With Me
- 4.Who's Johnny
- 5.Love Always
- 6.Lost Without Her Love
- 7.Somebody Loves You
- 8.Broken Dreams
- 9.Turn The Page
- 10.You Know What I Like
- 12.Heart, Mind + Soul
- 13.I'm Yours
- 14.After The Dance
- 16.El Debarge & The EmotionsReach Out For Me
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Personnel: El DeBarge, Chante Moore, Siedah Garrett, Dionne Warwick (vocals); Art Porter (saxophone); The Emotions, Fourplay, Quincy Jones.
Producers include: Iris Gordy, Eldra DeBarge, Peter Wolf, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager.
Compilation producers: Donald Cleveland, Dana Smart.
Recorded between 1982 & 1999. Includes liner notes by Amy Linden.
Personnel: Bunny DeBarge, Chant‚ Moore (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Keith Cohen; Victor Flores.
Liner Note Author: Amy Linden.
Photographer: F. Scott Schafer.
Arrangers: El DeBarge; Peter Wolf ; Burt Bacharach; Carole Bayer Sager.
Ultimate Collection is an assortment of El DeBarge's finest moments, including songs from his years as a key member of his family's group (DeBarge). The 16 tracks are a wide range of upbeat pop hits, slow ballads, and love songs over the past two decades as a solo artist. And while his finest moments in DeBarge aren't included here, there's a previously unreleased extended mix of "Who's Johnny" as a bonus purchase for those seeking out a copy of this '80s smash on compact disc. And while there are moments of filler and less than definitive tracks, it's still the most complete portrait of DeBarge's career that is available on a single disc, and it is a most enjoyable listen. ~ Rob Theakston